Herb latin name: Adenophora remotiflora
Synonyms: Adenophora remotifolia, Campanula remotiflora
Family: Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)
Medicinal use of Adenophora remotiflora:The root is antidote, demulcent, expectorant. The root is used in the treatment of poisonous bites and medicinal poisoning.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Woods in mountains, C. and S. Japan. In meadows or deciduous forests from the lowlands to elevations of 1800 metres.
Edible parts of Adenophora remotiflora:Root - raw or cooked. Buds - cooked. We do not know if this report refers to the flowers or the leaves.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. The seed can also be sown in spring. Surface sow 2 - 3 seeds per pot in the spring in order to avoid transplanting. We have found that if transplanted when very small seedlings grow away without difficulty. Germinates in 1 - 3 months at 10°C. Plant out into their permanent positions whilst young. Basal cuttings in spring. Division in spring - very difficult because the plant dislikes root disturbance.
Cultivation of Adenophora remotiflora:Woods in mountains, C. and S. Japan. In meadows or deciduous forests from the lowlands to elevations of 1800 metres.
Known hazards of Adenophora remotiflora:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.